Ravensbourne University London - BA (Hons) Fashion

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Fashion

Discover your fashion design identity:

This flagship fashion course in London, UK, offers budding fashion designers the opportunity to study both traditional and innovative practices in fashion design, development, pattern cutting, sampling and digital design. You will explore how computer-aided design and emerging digital technologies are helping to innovate the fashion creation process – from idea through to production.

You’ll develop an enviable skillset across the fashion design spectrum. This degree in fashion is geared towards developing fashion designers with industry-ready skills who have a firm grasp of research and concept development methodologies. You’ll add an academic backbone to your natural design flair, discover and develop your distinctive creative identity, and hone the techniques and knowledge you’ll need to stand out from the crowd.

Why study this fashion degree?

  • Exceptional academic team, including couture designers, Saville Row cutters and experienced fashion brand manager
  • Access the latest camera equipment and video editing software
  • Establish and nurture your design signature and identity from the get go
  • Unrivalled industry connections will make you industry ready
  • Get involved in live project briefs from the outset
  • Opportunities for internships in the world’s fashion capitals
  • Work with and be inspired by some of fashion's greatest labels
  • Collaborative working opportunities across the institution
  • Option to take the digital technology for fashion pathway in second year
  • Access The Institute for Creativity and Technology in London’s design district

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria:

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.


Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

As well as womenswear and menswear designers, the BA (Hons) Fashion course can also allow you to find employment in the following roles:

Accessories designer, art director, academics and teachers, activewear designer, brand managers, buyer, curator, childrenswear designers, costume designer, denim designer, digital operations, data analyst/insights, display designer, e-comms developer, fabric buyer/developers, factory sourcing, graders (pattern), homeware designer, influencer/talent management, interiors for retail, jewellery designer, knitwear technician, lingerie/intimates designer, merchandiser and digital designer.

Course Details

Year 1

Students will build fundamental skills in textiles, digital design directives, and the most current industry software and technology.

There is an emphasis on understanding fashion with a focus on signature and direction.

We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research throughout this year.

Year 2

Students will gain greater understanding of creative collaboration and start to build a skills based portfolio.

We support all our students to undertake a work placement in the final term. Students start to solidify ideas about their signature pieces and brand.

Year 3

Students will bring their learning together in a self-directed design project, ready for show or exhibition at the degree show.

We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.

Students will bring together their skills in an industry ready portfolio whilst at the same time being encouraged to enter external competitions.

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